Assistant Winemaker Tom Gendall was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He studied viticulture and oenology and worked for wineries there and in Germany before moving to California in 2011, and joining the Cline extended family in 2016.
The dual degree makes Tom a perfect fit for Cline’s vineyard-based wines. He believes that “if you look after the vines, the vines will look after you and produce great fruit. They will tell you what they need if you know where to look and what to look for. It’s our job to interpret that information and make sure the wines achieve their very best potential.”
Well said, Tom. We couldn’t agree more.